ACCRINGTON Stanley face a replay in their bid to make the UniBond Challenge Cup final.

Their Crown Ground semi-final - watched by a crowd of 512 - finished in a 1-1 draw despite the fact that Stanley were up against 10 men for much of the game.

Worksop Town's Lee Hobson was sent off after 12 minutes after an off-the-ball incident.

But Stanley never took full advantage of their numerical superiority and had to wait until the 85th minute before Mark Ceraolo pounced to keep their cup hopes alive.

The Reds fell behind after 26 minutes when John Doolan was penalised for a foul in the area and veteran striker Kenny Clark stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way from the spot. Stanley then piled on the pressure for the remainder of the half, but could not get past the tall and solid defence of 10-man Worksop. In fact, the visitors nearly went 2-0 up when Kenny Clark shot just past the post after another fine move down the left hand side. But Stanley started the second half strongly and a double substitution seemed to give them more thrust going forward.

Jimmy Bell and Steve Carragher entered the fray and Bell in particular caused the Worksop defence a few headaches as the Reds pressed for an equaliser.

And the Stanley assistant boss was involved in the equaliser when it finally came with five minutes left.

A long ball from the right was met by a combination of Bell and Doolan at the back post and Ceraolo pounced to slam home.

Stanley surged forward in search of a late winner but in the end they had to settle for a replay which will take place nextTuesday.

Stanley manager John Coleman and his assistant Jimmy Bell are holding a question and answer session as part of a sports forum at the Crown Ground tonight.

It starts at 8pm and admission is free.

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